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First of all we would like to say a big thank you to all of our volunteers for their continued support and take this opportunity to welcome all of our new volunteers.

Thank You Mrs Quinn

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GSRS would like to say a massive Thank you to the family of The Late Mrs Marjorie Quinn, from Bedlington, Northumberland, who have recently sent us a donation from the Estate of Mrs Quinn.

This is really very much appreciated from everyone at the rescue and will go a long way towards keeping our dogs warm and fed and vet checked, over the winter months.

Diesel Our very own Hero

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Everyone Meet Diesel - Diesel is one of our success story dogs - And a bit of a celebrity! Awarded with a PDSA Commendation for Animal Devotion. Diesel has even been on STV and appeared in several news papers

From PDSA "In March this year your wrote to us nominating Diesel for an animal award in recognition of how he supported you when you had a bad fall and how he stayed with you, even in the ambulance and on arrival at the hospital. I am also delighted to hear he is a canine blood donor - he sounds like a very special dog.

I am extremely pleased to confirm that we have awarded Diesel a PDSA Commendation for animal devotion. He joins an illustrious list of animals whose remarkable actions have undoubtedly saved or enriched the lives of their companions"


And here is what Diesel has to say

"When I first met my new Mum & Dad I was in kennels having been rescued by the GSDS. My new home is so good. I can do anything and everything. Dad plays with me when he gets in from work and Mum is with me all day, going for walks and shopping in the car. My Mum had a bad accident after having me for two days and I knew I had to make sure she was ok. Mum said I was very brave but she would do the same for me. I have been on lots of lovely holidays in the Highlands, not too sure what that is but it was great. New places to go, lots of hills to climb and lochs to paddle in. My Dad paddled in the loch with me as I was a wee bit scared but Dad gave me a cuddle and said it would be ok. I like water now. I also give blood now to save poorly dogs. I don't mind. I get a goody bag every time I go so its worth it. I have lots of toys and squeeky toys and I'm very happy now. Mum & Dad say they love me every day and I love them back. Thank you GSR for finding my new Mum & Dad."

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Tracking Rally Fundraiser 2016

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Over for another year - Another successful fundraising tracking event which was held over Saturday and Sunday this weekend. And the weather couldn't have been kinder to us.

We just want to express our thanks to John Hood for putting the event together (with a little help from his glamorous assistant - who wants to remain nameless lol)

Massive Thank You to Sandra & Shirley for giving up their days to judge for us, we certainly couldn't have done it with out you. And of course your track layers, Nick, Sandra and John. Great effort guys and girls.

Big thank you also goes out to all our entrants and their dogs. We hope you had a great time and will come back again next year. Congratulations to all the rosette winners. Please post photos of your dogs with their rosettes, we would love to see them on here.


Our 2016 fun dog show is over for another year and we made a fantastic £6047. This will help us keep our kennel dogs safe and happy until they find their forever homes.

We have many people to thank for making yesterday such a success (including the weather man!).......

We could not have done the show without our amazing and dedicated Volunteers and helpers, who set up the show, stood at stalls, helped people enter classes, ran our activity areas, did demos, and helped round the show.

Thanks to all of our judges and their helpers who probably had the toughest jobs yesterday picking the winners, not an easy task!

Thanks to Cheryl at Edinburgh Dog Photography for giving up her day to come along and take special portraits of peoples dogs to raise money for us. Looking forward to seeing them!

Thanks to our class sponsors, everyone who donated prizes to our raffle and tombolas, to all the home bakers out there who brought goodies, to Salt n Peppa catering for keeping everyone well fed and Billy with his Ice cream van for keeping everyone cool.

To the people who donated wonderful trophies and prizes for your specially dedication classes, a lovely way to remember your dogs.

And most of all to everyone who came along with their dogs and families to support our event, we couldn't have done it with out you all.


Support Adoption For Pets award us a Van

We recently applied to Support Adoption for pets for a van to help us with transportation of our rescue dogs.  We were shortlisted and today it was announced we were successful.  We can not thank Support Adoption for Pets enough, this will make a massive difference to us and will enable us to transport dogs more easily

Here is what they said:

"Grant Application for Vauxhall Combo L1 H1 1.3 CDTi 90PS Panel vans

Our final announcement for today around our Transporting Pets Award is for the guys at German Shepherd Rescue Scotland who sent in this introduction to themselves along with their grant application.

We are thrilled to be able to help them with their wish for a new van to help them with the pets in their care and we are now working on getting it to them as soon as possible"

Follow their facebook page to see Dorothy's video appeal


Fantastic Fundraiser

Last weekend one of our rescue dogs Diesel and his dad organised an off road trial to raise funds for us. They made an amazing 550 pounds!

A special thanks goes to East Neuk Wobblers Trials Club and their members who took part in the event.

Diesel checks the tyre pressure is correct before he lets his dad ride

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Well Done Gail

Massive THANK YOU to our volunteer Gail Williamson and all her dogs, who accompanied her on various stages of her 10 mile walk to dog training yesterday. Gail has raised a whopping 415 pounds (plus gift aid) which is a fantastic achievement.

Thanks to everyone who sponsored her and supported her and to Derek for doing the doggie exchanges

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Dance School Thank You

Another big thank you for GSRS, this time to the Jean Taylor School of Dance in Aberdeen. They recently put on a production of Snow White and did a charity collection for us during the show raising 200 pounds

This extra money will go a long way to helping our kennel dogs, we have some vet bills coming our way soon.

Our Aberdeen Volunteers Laura Smeaton and Amy Walters went to a special cheque presentation today on behalf of the rescue - thank you both girls x

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Thank You - In memory

German Shepherd Rescue Scotland recently received a very special donation from GSD owners Lexi & Danny from Edinburgh. They lost their Stunning boy Jack in December 2015 and wanted to do something in his memory by helping GSDs in need. Our thanks go to them at this sad time. It will help us continue our work and look after our kennel dogs


Sponsor Time

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Gail Williamson one of our Volunteers and her 3 GSDs Kohl, Diesel and Hunter are doing a sponsored 10 mile walk to their dog training class (dogs are doing a bit each) on 26th March 2016.

If you can spare a few pounds to support Gail and her boys I am sure she will really appreciate it.  And all the money raised is coming to us to help with our vet and kennel bills

Here is the link to Gails fundraising page

Zeus has found his forever home!

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Zeus is now jumping for joy, as he has now been officially adopted by one of our volunteers. He is one of our longest residents in the kennels and we are delighted he is now in his forever home.

Zeus was a big scardie cat when he came to us, he had been isolated for everything and was afraid of the world. Eileen has done a fantastic job, with the help of Dorothy and Carolyn (who walked him every weekend) at helping this boy get over some of his fears. He will never be 100% but he is certainly happy.

Thank you to everyone who has sponsored Zeus on our sponsorship page.

Kos finally finds his retirement home

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Kos our old gent has finally found his forever home with his foster carers.  He went into foster this year so he didnt have to spend another winter in kennels and he got his paws under the table and is staying put.  We would like to thank everyone who has sponsored Kos, he was a popular boy in our sponsorship scheme

Wishlist Thank you

We have had an amazing amount donated to our December kennel wishlist.  Thank You to everyone who has donated goodies, food and bedding to our kennels.  Our dogs in the kennels will be spoilt this year.

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2015 show team

2015 fun dog show has been another great success - we raised £5671

The GSRS Team would like to say a Massive thank you to everyone who helped make this day possible. The list is endless, but thanks to all our volunteers and helpers on the day we couldn't have done it without you. Thank you to all of our judges, to everyone who baked (this was the best monetary year every for the baking stall), to everyone who donated or collected prizes for the raffle and tombolas, to the people who helped set up, to the stall holders for coming along, to the class sponsors and importantly to the sun for coming out the first time this year in Scotland ....and to all the supporters who came along with their dogs and took park in this fantastic day - we couldn't have raised this amount without you and your dogs

Im am sure you will agree if you were there it was a lot of fun.

Lots of photos taken by our volunteer David can be found on this facebook page link

Derek finishes half marathon for GSRS

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We would just like to say a Huge thank you and an even bigger well done to Derek Adamson one of our volunteers who completed the Dundee half marathon to raise money for GSRS.  

Derek raised an amazing £743.00 and adding gift aid on to his sponsorship brings the grand total to £907.50

Here is Derek with his rescue dog Diesel accepting the cheque on behalf of his buddies in the rescue

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Forever Homes Needed

german shepherd rescue dogsWe have lots of gorgeous German Shepherds waiting to be adopted.

Complete our Adoption Form if you would like to adopt one of the dogs on our site.

Foster Homes Needed

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If you can offer a warm, loving foster home please get in touch.

German Shepherds don't do well in kennels, we would love to have warm foster homes to offer instead of cold concrete kennels. ALL food and expenses will be covered by the rescue.

Success Stories

german shepherd rescue2We love to get pictures and follow-up stories from our families when they adopt a dog from German Shepherd Rescue Scotland.

You can see some of our adopted German Shepherds on our Success Stories page.